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Crafts Americana Group Inc

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Phone: (360) 260-8900 Fax: (360) 260-8877 13118 NE 4th St, Vancouver, WA 98684

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This company is a Retailer of Arts and crafts supplies.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that affect the rating for Crafts Americana Group Inc include:

  • Length of time business has been operating
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size
  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 0
Delivery Issues 1
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 0
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

0 Customer Reviews on Crafts Americana Group Inc
Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
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Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 0
Total Customer Reviews 0

Additional Information

BBB file opened: June 24, 2005 Business started: 01/01/1990 Business started locally: 01/01/1990 Business incorporated 01/01/1995 in WA
Type of Entity


Business Management
Mr. Matt Petkun, President
Contact Information
Principal: Mr. Matt Petkun, President
Business Category

Art Supplies

Alternate Business Names
Artists Club Connecting Threads Knitpicks

Additional Locations


    13118 NE 4th St

    Vancouver, WA 98684 (360) 260-8900


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BBB Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Overview

BBB Customer Reviews Rating represents the customers opinions of the business. The Customer Review Rating is based on the number of positive, neutral and negative customer reviews posted that are calculated to produce a score.

Customer Review Experience Value
Positive Review 5 points per review
Neutral Review 3 points per review
Negative Review 1 point per review

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BBB Letter Grade Scale

BBB Rating Value
A+ 5
A 4.66
A- 4.33
B+ 4
B 3.66
B- 3.33
C+ 3
C 2.66
C- 2.33
D+ 2
D 1.66
D- 1.33
F 1
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Star Rating scale

  Average Score
5 stars 5.00
4.5 stars 4.50-4.99
4 stars 4.00-4.49
3.5 stars 3.50-3.99
3 stars 3.00-3.49
2.5 stars 2.50-2.99
2 stars 2.00-2.49
1.5 stars 1.50-1.99
1 star 0-1.49

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Complaint Detail(s)

3/16/2015 Delivery Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I placed an order for a gift card to be emailed so that the recipient could place an order yesterday as a gift. I never received the gift card. The website indicates that a gift card will be emailed within one hour. The day that the gift was to be given is over and I feel that it is deceptive practice. I called the company and they very rudely made it clear that they will not assist me with this issue. At this time, I still have not received the gift card email from yesterday. This gift is no longer needed as I had to send something else.

Desired Settlement: Refund

Business Response:

We are sorry the customer was upset about the service for her Gift Card.  The information my system provides me is that her order was imported from our website just after midnight (PT) on Feb 18, 2015.  Our system stops importing for a few hours in the middle of the night so reports can be run.  Then any order that was made at that time is imported at midnight.


Our website clearly states that Gift Cards can take up to 2 business days to process.  We are a small company but we process Gift Cards 2 times each business day.  Once in the morning and the second time in the late afternoon.  You can review the website by clicking on this link:  This information is listed under the “ A Few helpful tips”


Our records show the customer called on Feb 18, 2015 at 8:36 am and talked to our Customer Service Representative for 1 min 53 sec.  Our representative are here to help our customers.  She said the customer wanted to cancel the gift card and that is what we did along with removing the *** *** Authorization so funds would not be held.


Thank you for letting us know about this issue.

12/5/2013 Advertising/Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

Additional Notes

Complaint: I have purchased gift certificates through their Connecting Threads website in the past. Since then I have continued to receive their catalog on a regular basis. I have no interest in their products at all. I have tried to opt-out using an online form and contacting customer service and have been told I have been removed from their mailing list but I continue to receive their catalog. I do not want this junk mail and am tired of receiving it. Now that I have moved the new occupant of my old address is receiving the catalogs.

Desired Settlement: Remove my address from the list and do not add every customer (especially people who only ever purchase gift certificates for OTHER PEOPLE) to your mailing list.

Business Response: Initial Business Response /* (1000, 7, 2013/12/04) */ We are sorry that our catalog is going to a person who does not want it. We do not want to continue this practice either. I found where we had removed the address from our records but I found a second customer number associated with the person so I also removed that one also. Hopefully this will correct the issue. Final Consumer Response /* (2000, 9, 2013/12/04) */ (The consumer indicated he/she ACCEPTED the response from the business.) This resolves tho issue.

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